Despite his ability to score as a receiver, running back, or return man, the Catonsville senior described himself as reserved and grounded, when asked what type of player he is. "I'm humble. I'm not the guy doing all that talking on the internet. It's best for me to let my game talk for me." This isn't too surprising, as he has been an honors student throughout high school. Lane believes his work on the field is as important as his education. "Eventually, I am going to get my Master's in Physical Therapy. There is life outside of professional sports, and I put as much effort in the class as I do in sports. Gotta give it my all!"
Deandre's next twelve months will be full of excitement and personal growth, as they should be in a young man's senor year of high school. When asked about his plans for the rest of the off-season, he reminded that "there isn't really an offseason. I need to work year round." Despite having a hamstring injury from outdoor track Regionals a couple months back, Lane still is making sure he attends to his football commitments. "I have 7 on 7s on Saturdays, and although I am not a 100%, I will be there. I'm going to work on my footwork, and breaking in and out of cuts a lot to improve." He did get injured at a track meet, so one would think his footwork (4.3 speed) is adequate, but there's always ways to improve. Lane will take the field as a senior in the fall, and hopes to emulate both Ray Rice and Deshawn Jackson, both of whom he had been compared to by scouts and peers, as he hopes to improve on his 24 touchdown mark from his junior year. Most of all, he hopes to captain Catonsville's squad, and lead them to great things.
After his season ends, most of his sports attention will be with the Terps, something that brings great excitement. "It's going to be amazing to be part of something like this. I can't wait to meet [incoming freshman star] Stefon Diggs, and be on the team," added the future Terp. "I like the new Uni's too. Unique, creative, and it's the Maryland flag." The future of the program that coach Randy Edsall is building is coming very quickly, and will, without a doubt, include quickness with the addition of this new Maryland Terrapin.